Mr. Loresch from Red Bud was here & wanted to sell us some marble flower pots to put on the front porch, for $1.75 a piece, we didn’t take the. Papa & Neff’s went out wood sawing again, guess they will finished this afternoon. Herzog a fruit tree agent from Belleville wanted to sell us Dintelman’s tree’s, but we have plenty. Joe Wacthel is butchering today. Frank Geschwinder & his bride came home yesterday from there honey moon trip. The Eichenseer kids where around trying to sell Christmas seals stamps. Mr. Stadleman was around selling apples $1.50 bu. we didn’t take any. He sold a good many bus. here in town.
Mr. Hill was over with the papers for papa to sign this morning, he signed 2 sheets, for the right of way, route 156. We washed, ironed. Papa & Jake & Paul Neff went out to Henry’s to saw wood this afternoon, they stated with ours. The egg man was here to buy egg; but we had none to sell. It was in the paper that Alsace Eckert celebrated her birthday on 17 Nov., with card playing & dance.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where here for dinner & supper. Aunt Mary & Rosalia & Bertille went over to Mrs. Stauenfbiel’s this evening to see the quilt she has in the frame for Irene Neff’s place where she is working. It is called Grandmothers flower garden; it is sure pretty. We went over to Uncle Fred’s & played cards, 5 hand pinochle, played 3 games.
We went out to Henry’s butchering today. Uncle Fred & Emil helped; they butchered a 500 lbs. one. Rossevelt [sic - Roosevelt, Franklin] got elected, & all the rest democratic except Ervin Boo he got in, so far. Mrs. Fritz won the turkey given away at Schmidts dry goods store. We had lunch, dinner & supper, out at Henry’s, & brought some fresh saussage [sic] along home. Mr. Jac Neff & Ed Neff came there too, he wants to use the team tomorrow haul wood together. Joe Hilpert is working for Fr. Grooten’s again, he came down here awhile this evening. Henry won basket groceries given by Schmidt’s.
We went to Red Bud church at 6′o clock mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner. Henry came up this afternoon & him & Rosalia went around town selling beef, he sold to a good many here. We took 10½ lbs, he sold it at 10 & 12¢ lb. He killed it this morn, Osie Neff did it; tomorrow morning, he is going to take the rest to Waterloo. Mrs. Robert Laut & Marcella Boll went over to Uncle Fred’s place this afternoon but they where over here, they didn’t come over. Mamie & Clarence came down tonite, he brought his needle work along down; we played euchre, & ate popcorn.
Papa walked down to the molasses factory this afternoon, but there was no one there, they weren’t working. We where invited for a dance at Chris Neff’s, but didn’t go. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went, Ignt Mosbacher gave it & charged 25¢ from the men, & also had a lunch counter.
Papa got crushing done. Mrs. Osie Neff is pretty bad sick the way they say. We had spring chicken dinner. This evening the Waterloo & Millstadt Homecoming, begin; with a dance, & band concert, & carnivals. It is cloudy & gloomy this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where all up this evening, eating cake, watermellons [sic] & beer, celebrating Rosalia’s birthday. 21 yrs. old.
Papa went to Belleville this morning. Rosalia is on the sick list yesterday & today, so many people are now. Mrs. George Boll. Mr. Rettinghouse had a stroke the other day while coming home from carrying lunch, right in the yard it happened. Two connecting rods burned out in the chev. so papa left it at Barthel’s garage to get it fixed, he brought papa home. It was so hot today 95 in the shade & the oats bugs so bad. We took a drive up to Smithon [sic] & got a barrel that papa bought at Bernius sale. Ross is living on the place now, he bought it for $8.50. We stopped at Barthel’s, but the car wasn’t finished yet, we also stopped at George Burnius [? - is crossed out] to see wether [sic] he had the key. George Wagner’s family came over awhile, we had lemonade, he is shocking wheat for Chas. Wagner this year. Today is Ignatz Neff’s birthday, the Birkner bunch went, had beer, cake, wieners.
Today is the Mosbacher & Neff wedding. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary are going to the dance, it is in Neff’s house, he couldn’t get the hall. Henry & Leona came & we went along to the dance with them, the house was packed, danced in 2 rooms, nearly all musiains [sic - musicians] played. Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville & took 24 doz. eggs & old hens & 20¾ lb. springs got 20¢ for 2½ lbs. over. The egg man was here & got 31 lbs. springers got 16¢ for 1½ lbs. over. Papa & Bertille went out to Henry’s this afternoon. Emil was there awhile too. Papa helped Henry work his ground.